Starting a small business is never easy. Most small business owners open on their own, with little to no outside help. Thanks to Economic Developer Michael Day, that’s just simply not the case in Berlin, Maryland.
For a couple of months prior to opening our doors in 2010, we spent most everyday on site pouring the blood, sweat and tears required to realize the dream of opening BAKED Dessert Cafe. The very first face that greeted us was that of Mr. Michael Day.
Since he is the Economic Development Director that might not come as a big surprise, but what was surprising to us was that he showed up most of those days, checking on our progress, offering advice, his insight and helpful suggestions. Thanks to him, we felt instantly welcomed, befriended and more importantly 100% supported. There aren’t really any words that could accurately express what that meant to us then and still does now.
Michael is retiring officially as of today. I know he’ll be back in Berlin to visit in between vacation jaunts, so we won’t have to miss him too long. It also won’t surprise me to see him continue to be involved with everything Berlin, which I am grateful for because Berlin just wouldn’t be the same without him.
You, my friend, are PRICELESS, a ONE of a KIND! Thank you.